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Microsoft’s mobile device management meltdown

InTune? Doesn’t sound like it to us

Microsoft UK’s online enterprise mobility device management service Intune suffered a near four-hour wobble this morning that was rectified early in the afternoon.

The firm ‘fessed up to “issues” and to “service degradation” on its online service status page at 9am.

“We continue to work on a configuration change to speed up the processing of the message backlog in order to mitigate impact,” the company admitted.

“This is expected to take an extended period of time. While this work is carried out, users will see gradual recovery,” it added.

Readers told us normal service resumed after lunch but they were not told the reason – or reasons – that caused the outage.

The upshot is that those attempting to deploy mobile device management settings or policies experienced a delay, Microsoft said.

We have asked Microsoft for comment, and we’ll update if/when the marketing pixies in Redmond decide whether they want to detail what particular gremlins were in the machine today. ®

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12 Days oh how Far we have come

Edge

Windows 10 is here and we have been testing Windows 10 Enterprise on our own equipment.  Have I found any issues, in essence, nope, not had a Blue Screen, not found an App which I use cause any headache.  Now, before you all go out and download and install, the Applications (apps) I use is different to what you might use.

Edge, the New Browser,  Wow, how rushed.  This doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, it supports HTML 5 very nicely, but if your page requires anything too Technical, then it recommends Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox (the other Browers I have).  Cool things which I have played with are writing on Websites, I can’t see the requirements for this, but add a Magic White Board or Tablet Device, then yes I could see how it could be very useful.

Playing with Text.

For Techies, Powershell is Highly used now rather then Command Line (Dos) which is nice, although, adapting “Run as Administrator” is a Tad Tricky to then pin to your Task Bar.

For those who Care, Calculator, Really Microsoft, what are you thinking,  Not good (it does work but the application Graphical User Interface (GUI) is pants.  Pants are a Technical Term for not very good.  Yes it works and it gives you some cool stuf like Scientic and Measurements, but not my cup of tea.

I have just given you a quick over view of what I have found, there are a load more up dates / upgrades, but don’t want to make you sleep, so please ask.

Anthony’s Views on Windows 10.

Image result for windows 10 logo

Windows 10, so what happened to Windows 9?  Who knows, but Microsoft call their latest Operating Systems what they like, just like Apple and also Google, with things like Jelly Bean and Mountain Lion.  Hey ho.

Let me set the Scene, Intel 15 Laptop, 4GB Ram 500GB and Intel based Hardware, so Graphics, Network Cards etc (Installtion is going to Windows 10 Enterprise).  Decided to perform a Clean Operating System installation rather than Upgrade from 8.1, due to having 8.1 for some time and good practice.  Well, Installation went very smoothly, Normal Patition questions and off it went.  After the first screens, a new question, do I want to add to add my device to Local Domain or an Azure Domain.  For those who don’t do “IT”, do I want to connect my laptop to a Server or a New Hybrded Server, to which I opted for a Local User.  In essence if I had chosen either of the other options, I would have saved 1 user Profile and about 40 mins of deployment.  After chosen Local user, normal installation proceeded with lots of Updates / Upgrades.  Reinstalled Microsoft Office 365, Sharepoint Links and One Drive for Personnel.  Maxed out my internet connection for 3 hours, oops.

New Start Menu, Looks good with interacitve Tiles (So it tells you what the weather is like outside or where you choose 🙂 )Capture

Now the Question, upgrade or not to upgrade?  In Essence it’s too early to tell, but don’t sit still, make sure that your applications will work within the new operating system.  This also includes your hardware, such as printers, Graphics Audio.  We are hearing rumors that some Anti Virus Companys don’t support it yet, so if they don’t, you know that it is that new.

I will let you know more findings in a few days or if I find something really cool.

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